Sanjay Manjrekar said it is normal for cricketers to respond to what reporters state about them since they are delicate in nature. Saying he had himself once responded contrarily to a paper segment by Dilip Vengsarkar in his playing days, he said cricketers should regard telecasters as immaterial.
“Players are sensitive. I used to be sensitive. When Dilip Vengsarkar criticized me in his column, I slipped a note under his door, trying to counter all his observations. So I don’t hold it against players when they react. When Sachin Tendulkar reacted to a column I had written as well, I kept quiet,” Manjrekar said in a chat with Ravichandran Ashwin on Instagram this week.
“The best way for players to deal with people like us is to look at us as garnish. We are unimportant. They are the players, their performances are all that matter. Nobody is going to be dropped because Manjrekar said so,” he added.